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<ul><li>Understanding OER and OCW </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tom Caswell </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic Outr...
<ul><li>Understanding OER and OCW </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What is it? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Why do it? </l...
What is the OER movement? <ul><li>Access to knowledge for the global community </li></ul><ul><li>High quality educational ...
What is OER trying to do? <ul><li>Create a space where learners and educators can come to find materials and knowledge, pr...
Characteristics of a library <ul><li>Repository of knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Archives materials </li></ul><ul><li>Evolvi...
Characteristics of a library <ul><li>Repository of knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Archives materials </li></ul><ul><li>Evolvi...
OER philosophy <ul><li>“ Resources that are to be shared, built upon, re-shaped, re-purposed – and then returned to the co...
Examples of OER “collections” <ul><li>Open Textbooks </li></ul><ul><li>iTunes University </li></ul><ul><li>Videolectures.n...
So, what is OpenCourseWare? OCW is a type of Open Educational Resource (OER).  Open Educational Resources Open Content OCW...
What is OpenCourseWare? <ul><li>Materials organized as courses </li></ul><ul><li>Course planning documents, learning activ...
Institutional Benefits of OCW <ul><li>Showcase for your institution’s  educational quality </li></ul><ul><li>A window onto...
Lots of considerations <ul><li>Intellectual Property issues </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright and licensing </li></ul><ul><li>So...
Lots of considerations <ul><li>Intellectual Property issues </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright and licensing </li></ul><ul><li>So...
Mission: To advance formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality educati...
•  ~100 OCW sites •  ~9000 courses http:  ocwconsortium.org
Benefits of OCWC Membership: <ul><li>Consultation </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability </li></ul>
<ul><li>Understanding OER and OCW: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What is it? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Why do it? </...
Thank You! Visit The OpenCourseWare Consortium portal at http://www.ocwconsortium.org Tom Caswell, Open & Distance Learnin...
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  • Institutions are the stewards of the collection Doesn’t mean that anything can go up
  • is this original work? Who owns it? How are objects in the materials licensed according to copyright law? Accuracy both of content and of OCW product to original sources or author’s intentions
  • is this original work? Who owns it? How are objects in the materials licensed according to copyright law? Accuracy both of content and of OCW product to original sources or author’s intentions
  • Over 250 universities and institutions working together to advance the mission
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    1. 1. <ul><li>Understanding OER and OCW </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tom Caswell </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic Outreach Manager </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>OpenCourseWare Consortium </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1st CAMPUS CONGRESS </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Loja, Ecuador </li></ul></ul></ul>
    2. 2. <ul><li>Understanding OER and OCW </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What is it? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Why do it? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How do you do it? </li></ul></ul></ul>
    3. 3. What is the OER movement? <ul><li>Access to knowledge for the global community </li></ul><ul><li>High quality educational materials </li></ul><ul><li>Freely available on the web to share, reuse, and, often, re-purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity of materials available </li></ul>Tom Caswell, Open & Distance Learning Consultant November 26, 2009
    4. 4. What is OER trying to do? <ul><li>Create a space where learners and educators can come to find materials and knowledge, presented in a variety of styles, in a variety of languages, from a variety of viewpoints </li></ul><ul><li>An international community of educators building a universal, virtual library </li></ul>Tom Caswell, Open & Distance Learning Consultant November 26, 2009
    5. 5. Characteristics of a library <ul><li>Repository of knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Archives materials </li></ul><ul><li>Evolving hub for knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Houses different collections </li></ul><ul><li>Serves a variety of users </li></ul><ul><li>Users can select what is relevant to them </li></ul><ul><li>Compliments formal education </li></ul><ul><li>Community center </li></ul><ul><li>Public good </li></ul>Tom Caswell, Open & Distance Learning Consultant November 26, 2009
    6. 6. Characteristics of a library <ul><li>Repository of knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Archives materials </li></ul><ul><li>Evolving hub for knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Houses different collections </li></ul><ul><li>Serves a variety of users </li></ul><ul><li>Users can select what is relevant to them </li></ul><ul><li>Compliments formal education </li></ul><ul><li>Community center </li></ul><ul><li>Public good </li></ul><ul><li>These characteristics also describe OER </li></ul>Tom Caswell, Open & Distance Learning Consultant November 26, 2009
    7. 7. OER philosophy <ul><li>“ Resources that are to be shared, built upon, re-shaped, re-purposed – and then returned to the commons to be available for the same exercise to take place over again”. </li></ul><ul><li>Susan D’Antoni, UNESCO OER programme </li></ul><ul><li>Cambridge International Conference on Open and Distance Learning, 2009 </li></ul>Tom Caswell, Open & Distance Learning Consultant November 26, 2009
    8. 8. Examples of OER “collections” <ul><li>Open Textbooks </li></ul><ul><li>iTunes University </li></ul><ul><li>Videolectures.net </li></ul><ul><li>Open Learning Initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Connexions </li></ul><ul><li>OpenCourseWare </li></ul>Tom Caswell, Open & Distance Learning Consultant November 26, 2009
    9. 9. So, what is OpenCourseWare? OCW is a type of Open Educational Resource (OER). Open Educational Resources Open Content OCW Tom Caswell, Open & Distance Learning Consultant November 26, 2009
    10. 10. What is OpenCourseWare? <ul><li>Materials organized as courses </li></ul><ul><li>Course planning documents, learning activities and evaluation instruments </li></ul><ul><li>Openly licensed for distribution, re-use and modification </li></ul><ul><li>Materials are a reflection of the sponsoring institution’s education </li></ul><ul><li>The institution decides what materials to contribute, so OpenCourseWare projects can be quite different from one institution to the next </li></ul>Tom Caswell, Open & Distance Learning Consultant November 26, 2009
    11. 11. Institutional Benefits of OCW <ul><li>Showcase for your institution’s educational quality </li></ul><ul><li>A window onto researcher and faculty intellectual work, raising their profile (and the institution’s) </li></ul><ul><li>More accessible to officials, employers, donors </li></ul><ul><li>Connection to students before, during, and after enrollment </li></ul><ul><li>Meaningful collaboration opportunities </li></ul>Tom Caswell, Open & Distance Learning Consultant November 26, 2009
    12. 12. Lots of considerations <ul><li>Intellectual Property issues </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright and licensing </li></ul><ul><li>Software and technology </li></ul>Tom Caswell, Open & Distance Learning Consultant November 26, 2009
    13. 13. Lots of considerations <ul><li>Intellectual Property issues </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright and licensing </li></ul><ul><li>Software and technology </li></ul><ul><li>Fortunately, there is an international OCW community to support and help you </li></ul>Tom Caswell, Open & Distance Learning Consultant November 26, 2009
    14. 14. Mission: To advance formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.
    15. 15. • ~100 OCW sites • ~9000 courses http: ocwconsortium.org
    16. 16. Benefits of OCWC Membership: <ul><li>Consultation </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability </li></ul>
    17. 17. <ul><li>Understanding OER and OCW: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What is it? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Why do it? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How do you do it? </li></ul></ul></ul>
    18. 18. Thank You! Visit The OpenCourseWare Consortium portal at http://www.ocwconsortium.org Tom Caswell, Open & Distance Learning Consultant caswell.tom@gmail.com http://tomcaswell.com/consulting
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